Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Sunday, 9th November is ... TONGUE TWISTER DAY !

Peter Piper picked a peck of… Peter Piper pecked a pick… Never mind; you get the point.Tongue Twister Day is about fumbling through those awkward phrases in an attempt to improve annunciation and impress your friends.

‘The sixth sick sheikh's sixth sheep's sick,’ is recorded as the most difficult one by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Try these simple ones:

Allie’s alligator ate apples. 
Bobby’s brother bought beautiful bowls. 
Carter carried carrots carefully. 
Donna danced during dinner. 
Earlene eagerly eats eel. 
Fred fell feet first. 
George gladly goes golfing. 
Haddie has hot hamburgers. 
Ida itches in Idaho. 
Jackie joyfully jumps Jupiter. 
Karla kept kicking kangaroos.

Go on... next letter is L...

Or, would you like something more difficult?

Betty Botter had some butter,
“But,” she said, “this butter’s bitter.
If I bake this bitter butter,
it would make my batter bitter.
But a bit of better butter –
that would make my batter better.”
So she bought a bit of butter,
better than her bitter butter,
and she baked it in her batter,
and the batter was not bitter.
So ‘twas better Betty Botter

bought a bit of better butter.

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
Did Peter Piper pick a peck of pickled peppers?
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

She sells seashells by the seashore.
The shells she sells are surely seashells.
So if she sells shells on the seashore,

I’m sure she sells seashore shells.

Now, listen and repeat:

How many cans can a canner can, if a canner can can cans?
A canner can can as many cans as a canner can, if a canner can can cans.


Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot…

Known as Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night, Gunpowder Day focuses on the plot by Guy Fawkes and other conspirators to blow up Britain’s parliament in 1605. Rebelling against the persecution of Catholics by King James I, they planned to kill the monarch during his visit to parliament. But the scheme was foiled and the traitors executed.

On Gunpowder Day, families construct an effigy of Guy Fawkes to be burned on a bonfire that evening. Fireworks are also set off to add to the celebrations. Public displays are also held and the biggest celebration of Gunpowder Day is in Lewes in East Sussex, England. Six bonfire societies host their own fireworks displays and gargantuan bonfires. After sunset, a large procession of all of the societies moves through Lewes. Many members carry flame torches and a river of fire can be seen flowing through the town during the evening.